Nyah Thompson '22
Student

'22

Photography (BFA)

With my work, I plan on continuing to celebrate queer bodies and capture the beauty and importance of self expression through fashion and art.

Philadelphia-based artist, Nyah Thompson, is currently attending the University of the Arts to earn her BFA in Photography while minoring in Illustration. Inspired by her experiences with underground club culture and the individuality that she witnesses throughout those settings, her portraits center around queer folk who’ve found freedom and comfort within the alike bodies and accepting space that surrounds them. Her goals as of right now are to further develop her style and explore integrating her illustrations with her photography. Much of her inspiration for her fashion illustrations is drawn from her portraiture work surrounding the DIY nightlife scene she frequents and the experimental fashion that comes with it. She strives to highlight the importance of representation of queer BIPOC bodies by capturing and celebrating their individual forms as they thrive in these comfortable places. Nyah’s photography as a whole embodies elements of queer expression through fashion and art.

Cye at Dustbunny by Nyah Thompson '22
Nyah Thompson, "Cye at Dustbunny"

 

"It's been a while" by Nyah Thompson '22
Nyah Thompson, "It's been a while"

 

"K&L" by Nyah Thompson '22
Nyah Thompson, "K&L"

 

"self portrait 2020" by Nyah Thompson '22
Nyah Thompson, "self portrait," 2020

 

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